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Oral Health, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #27 (BCR) Sydney, Australia
The Oral Health program at the University of Sydney will prepare you for a rewarding career as an oral health therapist. You will gain the required knowledge, clinical skills and experience to deliver therapeutic dental hygiene and restorative treatment services for patients of all ages, and oral health education and promotion to patients and communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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Why study oral health with us?

  • Clinical experience – during your three years, you’ll participate in clinical placements offered at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Sydney Dental Hospital, Nepean Dental Health Clinic and other Local Health District dental hospitals.
  • Facilities – during the Oral Health program at the University of Sydney, you’ll have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories. From your first week, you’ll spend time in the simulation clinic, becoming familiar with the anatomy of the oral cavity, the instruments and patient positioning. In second semester, you’ll get the opportunity to look into one another's mouths and, by the second year, will be treating patients in public dental health clinics.
  • World-class teachers – you’ll learn from internationally-renowned dental professionals, who are some of the most highly respected academics in Australia and the world.
  • Rural or regional placement – giving you a broader insight into oral health in the community.
  • Qualification – the Bachelor of Oral Health is fully accredited by the Australian Dental Council. Our graduates are eligible for registration with the Dental Board of Australia and are licensed with the Environmental Protection Authority to use diagnostic radiation. Upon registration, you will be able to practise as an oral health therapist, providing preventive, dental hygiene and restorative treatment services to patients of all ages across the public and private sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Career Pathways

Oral health therapists are an integral part of the dental team, providing preventative dental services to patients of all ages in both the public and private sector. 

Career opportunities include:

  • school and community dental services
  • hospitals
  • residential care settings
  • general private practice
  • specialist private practice
  • research
  • education
  • oral health promotion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you'll study 

  • The Bachelor of Oral Health is undertaken full-time over three years. Students will complete units of study giving credit for 144 credit points in order to be awarded the pass degree. In their first year, students will receive instruction in biomedical sciences, head & neck and professional practice and will be introduced to oral health in society and oral health therapy in clinical practice. 
  • The remaining two years will be devoted to development of advanced treatment planning and sound clinical reasoning, critical appraisal and clinical practice.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 072495J
  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. (Lowest ATAR to be considered: 83 for domestic applicants; 80 for international applicants)
  • Satisfactory performance in a series of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) - see below for more information.

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Tuition Fee

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    48500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48500 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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